What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but House of Heating Incorporated wants to make sure you comprehend what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air inside. It might be hard to believe, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can take to help control the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens on a regular basis.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are looking for additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 888-384-3163 or book an appointment online.

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